Ultimaker business cases

Ultimaker business cases

Ultimaker 3D printers empower businesses and drive innovation. Explore the business cases below to discover how 3D printing technology increases efficiency, enables creativity, and reduces cost.

Precise, affordable microfluidics research devices
27-09-2017

Precise, affordable microfluidics research devices

Researchers at Cranfield University are using Ultimaker 3D printers to develop some of the cheapest customizable microfluidics ever made that are delivering results which will impact fields such as medicine and space research.

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3D printed final parts for high-value snow machines
09-08-2017

3D printed final parts for high-value snow machines

Snow Business uses their Ultimaker 3D printers for prototyping, functional testing, and creating final parts for their snow machines. In-house 3D printing significantly speeds up their iterative design process and yields considerable cost savings along the way.

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Rapid design iterations for the early project stages
28-06-2017

Rapid design iterations for the early project stages

Honeybee Robotics is a design and engineering solutions firm known for contributions of critical planetary analysis technology to NASA’s past three Mars missions. Their designs are “destined for work on Earth, Mars, and beyond.” Their work extends to other industries as well, leveraging hard-fought expertise in designing mechanisms, robots, and robotics systems for work in challenging environments.

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Maximizing production efficiency with 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures
19-06-2017

Maximizing production efficiency with 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures

By using 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures, Volkswagen Autoeuropa reduces cycle time operation, labor, and the need for reworking, while improving tool ergonomics. Furthermore, they achieve this at a tenth of the usual cost. The company estimates that they are on track to save €325,000 by the end of 2017.

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A desktop prototyping solution for a fast-paced design firm
15-05-2017

A desktop prototyping solution for a fast-paced design firm

10xBeta is an international team of designers and engineers who together have initiated, accelerated, and commercialized a diverse range of venture-backed and self-funded products. As a fast-moving hardware product design firm, 10xBeta builds products within a broad spectrum of categories – from consumer infant products to medical devices and lifestyle technology.

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Faster, more accurate dental models
01-05-2017

Faster, more accurate dental models

Using 3D printing technology, OpLab can quickly and easily create physical models of dental arches, reducing time, labor, and expenses in the process. The new approach means the team can achieve greater model accuracy, resulting in less error and a better service for their clients.

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Fast, risk-free product design and prototyping
05-04-2017

Fast, risk-free product design and prototyping

Using 3D printing technology, Julian Hakes can now make as many as five iterations per prototype, creating designs that weren’t possible before. Model scaling is easy, and it’s far simpler to communicate ideas with colleagues and business partners.

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Architectural models in a matter of hours
21-03-2017

Architectural models in a matter of hours

Thanks to 3D print technology, MATT Architecture can now create detailed architectural models at a fraction of the usual cost and in a matter of hours, not days. Integrating 3D printers into their business workflow has improved communication with clients, and provided the company with more flexibility and freedom than ever before.

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Fast and risk-free product design
23-12-2016

Fast and risk-free product design

Making up to 100 iterations per product, Bhold has significantly minimized the risks, shortened the time to market and reduced prototyping costs associated with new product design. In addition, 3D printing opened a whole new world of complex and beautiful geometries that were impossible to achieve with traditional alternatives.

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Instant surgical planning with 3D printed bone models
23-12-2016

Instant surgical planning with 3D printed bone models

Dr. Boyd Goldie, an orthopedic surgeon in London, uses 3D printing to make invaluable visualization aids for surgeries, saving time and money in the process. The technology offers numerous benefits, including better surgical preparation, significant reduction of surgical costs and more opportunities for better patient education.

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First dedicated 3D printing program for future doctors
23-12-2016

First dedicated 3D printing program for future doctors

The Jefferson Health Design Lab is the first of its kind. It is highly praised for the role it plays in encouraging innovation and design thinking among medical school students and for the medical devices these students are inventing.

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3D printed car components for time and cost savings
23-12-2016

3D printed car components for time and cost savings

3D printing has enabled Tucci Hot Rods to produce customized car components that are used to modify and build custom vehicles for their clients - all to exceptionally high design standards and in much less time than was previously possible.

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Cost-effective, customized functional prototypes
23-12-2016

Cost-effective, customized functional prototypes

With 3D printing, ABB Robotics can minimize risk in the development process by proving the viability of a design before investing in an expensive tool. This shrinks the development process from months to a matter of days.

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